Foz Do Iguacu Journals

Iguazu Falls, the Greatest

A May 1996 trip to Foz Do Iguacu by Columbus

Three Borders Landmark Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil More Photos
Quote: Coming to see one of the seven natural wonders of the world, "Foz do Iguaçu" or Iguazu Falls, you can approach them either from Paraguay, Argentina or Brazil, but no matter where you come from you are never going to forget this experience ever.

Iguazu Falls, the Greatest

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Falls and Rainbow Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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From "Ciudad del Este" in Paraguay you take the Friendship Bridge (Puente de la Amistad) to cross the border into Brazil. You can also fly to both the International Aiports in Argentina (Cataratas) or in Brazil (Foz). From the parking lot you can hear the noise of the waterfalls and feel the mist in your face. This area is not developed and the Falls are in its natural beauty, with vegetation all around it and only a few man-made constructions around, to facilitate a close view to the waterfall. There is a paved trail to get closer and from there we walked upstairs into an observation tower. Everything is so magnificent, you do not want to leave the place. Quick Tips: When getting closer to t...Read More

Hotel Das Cataratas

Hotel | "Tropical Das Cataratas Hotel"

Hotel Das Cataratas Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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We stayed at this hotel because this is a superior first class hotel and resort which is the only one located inside a Brazilian national park. The track leading to the falls starts in front of the hotel and walking tours are available. Rooms are spacious and well lit and from some rooms you can even see the water falls. This cozy and charming hotel is in an original Colonial architectural style. There is a children''s playground at the hotel as well as many other facilities to serve your needs. Breakfast is included with the room rate held in a large dining room with lots of tropical fruits for you to enjoy.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2001

Hotel Das Cataratas
Rodovia Br 485 - Km 32 - Iguaçu National Park
Parana, Brazil 85853-000
+55 (45) 2102-7000

Internacional Restaurant Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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Despite this being such a tourist area, not many good restaurants are available. One exception is the restaurant at the Hotel International in the Argentinian side of the Falls. Famous for its steaks, they are prepared on a "parrilla" with flavor and very juicy. For dessert try the "dulce de leche". This place is clean, large and with excellent service.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2001

Internacional Restaurant
Puerto Iguazu
Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Iguazu International Tourist Pole Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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This is a remarkable commercial center. To give you an exact idea of its importance and greatness, it may be enough to say that it is just the largest shopping center in South America. The stores in Ciudad del Este sell an endless number of products imported from the biggest and most advanced industrial centers in the world. From the simplest utensils to the state of the art computers. However I advise by experience, to be on the alert so as not to buy second class goods. To get to Ciudad del Este one has to just cross the friendship bridge from the Brazilian site of the Falls.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 9, 2001

Iguazu International Tourist Pole
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Itaipu

Attraction

Itaipu Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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The spectacle called Itaipu is nothing but the giant hydroelectric power plant which, when built, did not change the geography of the Parana river region. Built by the Paraguayans and Brazilians, today Itaipu is one of the most important tourist sites of the area. Only in the past 2 decades more than 9 million tourists of 164 nationalities have visited this site. We were taken by buses (depending on your language) for a tour of the complex and were shown a movie of the construction and the plant in action today.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2001

Itaipu
Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant
Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Helicopter Rides

Attraction

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To have a complete idea of the area, there is nothing like taking the helicopter ride. We were taken first over the whole area on top of the Falls, on the Brazilian and then by the Argentinian side. Then to the Itaipu Power Plant and finally to see the sunset by the Friendship bridge. It was exciting and fun. We really enjoyed it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2001

Helicopter Rides
Hotel Das Cataratas
Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Three Borders Landmark Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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Eighteen kilometers down the Iguazu Falls, the same waters that make up the largest set of waterfalls, create another site. There, the Iguazu and the Parana Rivers mark the borders between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. In order to consolidate this integration, each one of the countries built in its territory a stone obelisk with the colors of their flags. From this landmark we could see a view of each of the three countries.